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Slamdance jurors with music ties include producer of 'Kurt and Courtney'

Published January 9, 2013 10:44 am

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Slamdance announced today the Jury for the 19th Annual Slamdance Film Festival.

The Slamdance Awards will be presented on January 24th during the awards ceremony.

Some of the jurors have music ties: Daniel J. Harris produced the documentary collective feature I Want to be an American for Slamdance Film Festival 2013. He originally trained in animation and worked on shows like The Simpsons and The Ren & Stimpy Show and produced the documentary Kurt and Courtney for Nick Broomfield. He wrote and directed Slamdance/Locarno jury winner The Bible and Gun Club. He is working on The Fabulous Las Vegas, a feature documentary about a Kaapse Klopse (Cape Town Minstrel) troupe based in Lentegeur, Mitchell's Plain, as it attempts to beat the competition in this year's carnival season best-of-show. He's also working on Meet Julie Wilson, about the legendary cabaret singer, currently shooting in New York. Skizz Cyzyk is a filmmaker/writer/musician/?artist who has held positions at MicroCine-Fest, Maryland Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, and has served on juries at many?other festivals. This is Skizz's 17th year as a Slamdance projectionist, tenth year on the Slamdance advisory board, and sixth non-consecutive year on the Slamdance jury. He has been making films since 1983, currently in various stages of production on? documentaries about Rev. Fred Lane, the Catonsville Nine, and a 1981 "music war." He also writes for music and film magazines, is on the Board of Directors for Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, plays punk rock ukulele with Go Pills, and plays drums for indie-pop sensations The Jennifers, surf/garage band Garage Sale, and Mink Stole & Her Wonderful Band.Paul Rachman is a founding filmmaker, programmer and east coast director for the Slamdance Film Festival. From a successful music video career he went on to direct his first feature film Four Dogs Playing Poker and in 2006 American Hardcore is his first documentary feature film premiered at the Sundance film festival and was released by Sony Pictures Classics. He is currently finish a new feature documentary Lost Rockers.

The 2013 Slamdance Film Festival will take place January 18 — 24, 2013 in Park City, Utah, at the Treasure Mountain Inn: 255 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060.

The rest of the jurors can be found at http://www.slamdance.com